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John Madden

John Madden is an American football coach and television commentator. John Madden won a Super Bowl as head coach of ‘The Oakland Riders’. Similarly, after retiring from coaching he became a popular commentator on NFL telecasts.

Early Childhood

John Madden whose birth name is John Earl Madden was born on 10th April 1936 and is currently 86 years old. Being born in early April, his zodiac sign is Aries. Likewise, John was born in Austin, Minnesota, United States of America, and holds American citizenship. Similarly, talking about his ethnicity and religion, he belongs to a Caucasian ethnic group and follows Christianity. Likewise, moving on to his personal information John is the son of Earl Russell Madden and Mary Margaret Madden. His father is an auto mechanic. At a very young age, John along with his family went to Daly City, California which is a town just south of San Francisco.

Similarly, from a very young age, John was very active in sports. Likewise, he was a standout high school football player. Talking about his educational background, John went to Catholic Parochial School along with John Alexander Robinson at Our Lady of Perpetual Help graduating in the year 1950. John Robinson is a former American football player and coach popular for his two stints as head coach of the University of Southern California. Followed by this, he went to Jefferson High School from which he graduated in 1954. Likewise, he went to the College of San Mateo.

John Madden

Caption: Young John Madden. Source: Google

John Madden – Professional Life

Regarding his professional life, John Madden is a football coach and television commentator. Moreover, John started playing football in high school.  Similarly, he has also plated both offensive and defensive lines at his college. John also played one season at the College of San Mateo in the year 1954, he got a football scholarship to the University of Oregon. Similarly, he studied pre-law along with his boyhood friend John Robinson. However, due to a knee injury and knee operation, he could not launch his playing career in NFL. Likewise, he played both offense and defense for the Mustangs in the year 1957 and 1958 earning a BS in Education in 1959, and in the year 1961, he got MA in Education. Similarly, after winning all-conference honors at offensive tackle, he became a catcher on Cal Poly’s baseball team.

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Caption: John commentating on a match. Source: Google

Likewise, in the year 1960, John Madden became an assistant coach at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria which is a city near the Central Coast of California. Followed by this, he became head coach in the year 1962, and in the 1963 season, he became a defensive assistant coach at San Diego State. Likewise, during the final campaign in 1966 Aztecs became the top small college in the country. Moreover, John made his journey to a professional career after being hired by AI Davis as linebackers coach for the AFL’s Oakland Raiders in the year 1967. Similarly, a year later, after the resignation of John Rauch from Raiders, Madden became the head coach on 4th February 1969 at the age of 32.

More on Career

However, the Raiders lost five AFC Championship games in seven years leaving the Raiders with the same image that Dallas Cowboys previously had. In the year 1974, after defeating the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins in dramatic fashion, the Raiders again lost to the Steelers in the AFC Championship game. Similarly, in the year 1975, they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game with a score of 16-10 losing with 11-3.

Followed by this, in the year 1976, the Raiders did 13-1 in the regular season escaping the first round of the playoff with a dramatic and controversial victory over the New England Patriots. Likewise, in the second round of the playoff, they again won the AFC Championship with the Steelers. Moreover, they made a convincing win of 32-14 over the Minnesota Vikings capturing their first Super Bowl. However, John made his retirement on 4th January 1979 due to his deteriorating ulcer condition and occupational burnout.

Additional on Career

Similarly, John has made impressive accomplishments as a head coach. He has won Super Bowl becoming the youngest coach to reach 100 career regular-season victories. John is the coach with the most wins in the Raiders history with never having a losing season as a head coach. Besides being a sports coach, John became a color commentator/analyst on the NFL games from 1979 until 2008 on all four major American television networks.

Likewise, in the year 1981, along with Pat Summerall, he did football broadcasting replacing Tom Brookshier. Before teaming with Summerall on CBS, he did many announcement pairing with announcers including Dick Stockton, Frank Glieber, and Gary Bender. John and Summerall also would go on to call eight Super Bowls together. Similarly, though his coaching success was hit, being a football analyst also gave his career increasing fame. Moreover, his idiosyncratic commentary, willingness to explicate the most complicated or obscure details of a football game, and subsequent popularization, the Telestrator, have made him get a record of 16 Emmy Awards for outstanding sports analyst/personality. Additionally, he also has NFL’sMadden Video Game which gives him a deal worth $1.6 billion.

John Madden – Net worth 2023

Talking about his net worth and earnings, this legend has made impressive fame and earnings throughout his career. Likewise, he has a net worth of around $200 million which is primarily through his dedicating career in sports.

John Madden – Relationship Status

Regarding his relationship status, John Madden is straight and in a marital relationship. He has been in a marital relationship with Virginia Jo Fields since 26th December 1959. Likewise, they have two children together and are living a happy life together.

Body Measurement

Likewise, being a former athlete, John has been maintaining a healthy and fit body type. Similarly, he stands 6 feet 4 inches (64 inches) tall and weighs around 95 kg (209 lbs). Likewise, he has fair skin with light grey pair of eyes and has his hair turned all grey.

Social Media

Reflecting upon his social media presence, John Madden is active on Instagram and Twitter. Likewise, John has over 35.3k followers on her @yougoprobaseball account on Instagram. Similarly, he joined Twitter in July 2009 and has 760 followers in it.